Tilda Swinton has one of the most eclectic careers in modern cinema. Not many actors could gracefully flit between the big-budget world of blockbusters and avant-garde film, but she can. From her leading role in Sally Potter’s ‘Orlando’ to her appearance in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’, Swinton has continually shredded and re-written the rule book.
This is why the BFI has just awarded the Londoner with one of its most prestigious honours: a BFI Fellowship. It’s also putting on a season that pays homage to Swinton and her work. To celebrate both, as well as her career, we asked six filmmakers who have worked with her to tell us what it is that makes Tilda Swinton such a star.